COASTAL CONNECTION'S BLOG

Sun Aug 10

West Highland Yachting Week

This year WHYW was brought forward due to the Commonwealth Games. Regardless it was still a busy week and the usual weather. Some days there was a gale then the next it was mirror flat conditions. This week was the 14th year that Power of Scotland had supported the week. There was no major issues and the usual transfer duties completed.

Oronsay Day Out

There was a private charter down Oronsay and Colonsay. The guests landed on Oronsay to have a good look about the island and have a picnic. The crew mean while climbed to the highest point to take in the views. A very quiet island but well worth a visit.

Oronsay

Oronsay

Band Transfer

Struan had a late run down to Islay with a band member that needed to get to the island. Corryvreckan was running hard when they passed through heading South. The weather could not have been better. The run back North was stunning with another great sunset. The weather has been a bit changeable lately.

Sun Aug 3

All About

Struan has been kept busy around the coast. He has been at the Isle of Eriska Hotel a few times showing guests the local wildlife such as sea eagles and porpoise. There has been other charters down to the Garvellachs and Oronsay too.
Mixed bag of weather but it has been a great season.

Sharks, Dolphins & Whales

Over the last couple of days two boat have been out with Basking Shark Scotland. It was not just the large number of sharks spotted but a great interaction with common dolphins. On the way back they spotted 2 minke whales too. Great to be on the water.

Thu Jul 24

Wildlife

The recent trips have seen a fair bit of wildlife. This has ranged from some great dolphin displays to the return of the Basking sharks. Struan had 80-100 common dolphins in the sound of Mull this week. The commons have also been seen on the West side of Coll. Bottlenose at Staffa too.
The Sharks are making their way to the Coll and Tiree area.
Looking forward to the coming weeks.

Sunsets

The sunsets this season have been incredible and so many different colours and sights. This was taken on Wednesday night.
Cant really beat the West coast with the perfect weather.

Clear Waters

The team have had a variety of trips all around Mull. The scorching weather has made the West Coast look like an exotic paradise. There are so many different wee bays and scattered of islands that are hidden away. The guests have really enjoyed exploring the clear waters and white sands on the West coast.